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Sam Cooke

 
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Bio:
Cooke was born in Mississippi and later relocated to Chicago with his family at a young age, where he began singing as a child and joined the Soul Stirrers as lead singer in the 1950s. Going solo in 1957, Cooke released a string of hit songs, including "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", ... (read complete bio)
 
Sam Cooke Headshot

Bio:
Cooke was born in Mississippi and later relocated to Chicago with his family at a young age, where he began singing as a child and joined the Soul Stirrers as lead singer in the 1950s. Going solo in 1957, Cooke released a string of hit songs, including "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", ... (read complete bio)
 

Sam Cooke Biography

Cooke was born in Mississippi and later relocated to Chicago with his family at a young age, where he began singing as a child and joined the Soul Stirrers as lead singer in the 1950s. Going solo in 1957, Cooke released a string of hit songs, including "You Send Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Cupid", "Wonderful World", "Chain Gang", "Twistin' the Night Away", "Bring It On Home to Me", and "Good Times". During his eight-year career, Cooke released 29 singles that charted in the Top 40 of the Billboard Pop Singles chart, as well as 20 singles in the Top Ten of Billboard's Black Singles chart.




Sam Cooke News

Boz Scaggs With Robert Cray and WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE! Announced At Kauffman Center Photo Boz Scaggs With Robert Cray and WHEEL OF FORTUNE LIVE! Announced At Kauffman Center
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

The Kauffman Center has added two new Kauffman Center Presents shows to the 2022 calendar, highlighting its commitment to bringing extraordinary and diverse artists and genres to the community.

HIGHER AND HIGHER: A Rock 'n Soul Party With Chester Gregory Comes to Metropolis Photo HIGHER AND HIGHER: A Rock 'n Soul Party With Chester Gregory Comes to Metropolis
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

Enjoy the music and legacy of Motown and more with Higher and Higher: A Rock 'n Soul Party with Chester Gregory, presented by Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre June 17, 2022.

R&B Singer-Songwriter Jarvis Church Sings Bill Withers Classics on New Album Photo R&B Singer-Songwriter Jarvis Church Sings Bill Withers Classics on New Album
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022

Tuning into The Soul Station, Jarvis Church’s inimitable ear for inventive tributes to his favourite soul singers continues to soar, this time with Vol 3: A Tribute to Bill Withers and Beyond — available now! Paying fitting homage to the late legend, while remaining unique all on its own, the new release is the latest in Church’s ongoing series, The Soul Station. 

Wayne Brady, Jake Shears, & Kelly Marie Tran to Lead KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bow Photo Wayne Brady, Jake Shears, & Kelly Marie Tran to Lead KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

First casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Kinky Boots, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. 

BWW Review: BWW REVIEWS: THE EAGLES  at Nationwide Arena Photo BWW Review: BWW REVIEWS: THE EAGLES at Nationwide Arena
by Paul Batterson - Apr 21, 2022

What is the sound of America? When you think of the United States' landscape, what band do you think of?

BWW Interview: Tehillah Alphonso on her Grammy Nomination, working with Olivia Rodrig Photo BWW Interview: Tehillah Alphonso on her Grammy Nomination, working with Olivia Rodrigo, and more!
by Alyson Eng - Apr 13, 2022

This month, the incredibly talented Tehillah Alphonso earned her first Grammy nomination in the category, “Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals” for her arrangement of the song, “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.

Chicago Philharmonic Presents ARETHA RISING In Honor Of The Queen Of Soul And Other  Photo Chicago Philharmonic Presents ARETHA RISING In Honor Of The Queen Of Soul And Other Motown Greats
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

The Chicago Philharmonic Society presents the finale of its 32nd season, Aretha Rising, on May 29, 2022, Memorial Day Weekend at Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph, Chicago).

Los Angeles Master Chorale to Host 33rd Annual High School Choir Festival Photo Los Angeles Master Chorale to Host 33rd Annual High School Choir Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

Celebrating its 33rd year and returning to an in-person celebration, the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s annual High School Choir Festival (HSCF), led by Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director Grant Gershon, will take place at The Music Center’s Grand Park, Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11 a.m. Bringing together 500 high school students from 18 schools, the Festival will feature music from Sam Cooke and Sara Bareilles, to Reena Esmail and Handel. Sixteen singers from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Associate Artistic Director Jenny Wong, will also perform.

David Rosales to Celebrate Earth Day with Upcoming 'Spoonful' Single Photo David Rosales to Celebrate Earth Day with Upcoming 'Spoonful' Single
by Michael Major - Apr 4, 2022

“Spoonful” marks the second single from Rosales’ new 12-track sophomore LP, REVIVE. Complete with a cast of zany characters and imaginative landscapes, “Spoonful” weaves an environmentally conscious message into a riveting story that is sure to charm audiences both young and old.

92Y to Present Darius de Haas in YOU SEND ME: THE SONGS AND SOUL OF SAM COOKE Photo 92Y to Present Darius de Haas in YOU SEND ME: THE SONGS AND SOUL OF SAM COOKE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

Lyrics and Lyricists™ 50th anniversary season will continue with You Send Me: The Song and Soul of Sam Cook on April 23, 24 and 25. Darius de Haas delves into the world of Sam Cooke – his gospel roots and triumphant 1964 engagement at the Copacabana; his classics of romance, and work as a trailblazing entrepreneur and civil rights activist.

Sam Cooke Videos

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Sam Cooke on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT VideoVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Sam Cooke on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2021

Leslie Odom Jr. is a GRAMMY and Tony award-winner but it was his work in the Nationwide commercials that landed him his role as Sam Cooke in 'One Night In Miami.'

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Sam Cooke on X ON Y VideoVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Sam Cooke on X ON Y
by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2021

Leslie Odom Jr. shares some of his favorite Sam Cooke songs that have inspired him throughout his life and while taking on the role of Sam in the film, One Night In Miami.

VIDEO: Regina King Talks ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS VideoVIDEO: Regina King Talks ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Mar 3, 2021

Regina King shares her experience hosting SNL, explains the timely relevance of her film One Night in Miami and gushes over watching old Golden Girls episodes during quarantine.

VIDEO: Regina King Calls the ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Characters 'Historical Avengers' VideoVIDEO: Regina King Calls the ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI Characters 'Historical Avengers'
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

The new film 'One Night In Miami' is about an imagined night out on the town shared by Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown.

VIDEO: Watch Leslie Odom Jr. & the Cast of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI in 'Behind The Scene' VideoVIDEO: Watch Leslie Odom Jr. & the Cast of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI in 'Behind The Scene'
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2021

The actors in the film, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Kingsley Ben-Adir, take the audience “Behind the Scene” in this once-in-a-lifetime convergence of legends in which Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown all meet over the course of an evening together to debate and celebrate what it means to be Black in America.   

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Celebrates His Wife's Pregnancy on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Celebrates His Wife's Pregnancy on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2021

There's a baby on the way! Leslie Odom, Jr. celebrates his wife's pregnancy (their baby boy is due in March!), and Kelly pitches him a potential baby name. Plus, Leslie shares his excitement over playing Sam Cooke in the Amazon Prime film 'One Night in Miami.'

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Taking on Sam Cooke in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI VideoVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Talks Taking on Sam Cooke in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 31, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., who stars as Sam Cooke in Kemp Powers' new big screen adaptation of One Night in Miami. The film is now available to stream on Prime Video.

VIDEO: Playwright Kemp Powers Talks Taking ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI from Stage to Screen VideoVIDEO: Playwright Kemp Powers Talks Taking ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI from Stage to Screen
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 30, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with playwright Kemp Powers, who just adapted his play One Night in Miami for the screen. The film is now available to stream on Prime Video.

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'Speak Now' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'Speak Now' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2021

'Hamilton' Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. performed the song 'Speak Now' from 'One Night in Miami' on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

VIDEO: Regina King Talks ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Regina King Talks ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2021

James Corden welcomes Regina King to the studio, and she admits she's very excited to be out of the house before the two recap Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's inauguration. James asks Regina about her recent birthday and learns it was sadly spent working in quarantine. And the two talk about Regina's path to directing her first feature film, 'One Night In Miami.'